When we lived in NC we often visited Ocean Isle, staying at a condo that Rick's family had owned for years. Rick and I had collected hundreds of sea shells from the beach one year when we visited right after a storm. I'm talking an entire paper grocery bag FULL of shells. I used some through the years but I still have a pretty selection of small shells perfect for my project. Before we moved away from NC we made one last trip to the beach and I collected a medium sized Tupperware bowl full of OIB sand. You know, because you never know when you need a bunch of NC sand.
In May I made and blogged about the "Birthday Configuration" I made for a swap. I decided to make Margie a Birthday Beachy Configuration.
|Its hard to see but can you find the little Party hat in the bottom right square?|
I started with the Marjoline paper and the wood laser cut cake plate from Parisian Anthology collection by House of 3/Pink Paislee. As I added the cake plate and decided to make a cake I released the pearls would make a perfect "icing". I added vintage text for candles and Martha Stewart tear drop bling for the flames. I finished it up by making little wrapped gifts and adding a Tim Holtz stamp sentiment (which I didn't get a good picture of-oopsie). I love the cake "icing" and will play around with this idea again.
We are having a rainy sleepy day here in Michigan. School starts soon and I am NOT happy to see the carefree days of summer come to an end but keeping the kids entertained gets more and more difficult as time goes by. They need to get back to school don't they?